Environmental Science

Stetson University

Year Founded: Aug. 1, 2000
Date Posted: Sept. 13, 2016
Submitted by: Wendy Anderson
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Students graduating from Stetson University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science will work within solid ethical and scientific frameworks to make well-supported decisions to protect natural resources, develop innovative solutions for environmental problems, and exhibit bold leadership skills for environmental change. They will communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, about the challenges and opportunities for humans to live sustainably within the limits of the Earth’s natural systems. Students in Environmental Science choose from the following areas of concentration: • Natural Resource Conservation—for students who want to protect species and habitats, who will need a stronger foundation in policy and spatial analysis than a biology major would have. • Environmental Chemistry—for students who aim to work in agencies or environmental consulting firms to tackle problems of air and water pollution, waste management, or renewable energy. • Geospatial Analysis—for students who are preparing for careers in planning or in agencies, consulting firms, and non-profits that address land-use issues, demography, and other spatial perspectives.